Program Officer, Post-Award

Tags: finance
  • Added Date: Friday, 12 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 31 August 2020

The IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of local, state and federal government agencies, as well as private foundations and corporations. This work is led by the Resource Acquisition and Management team, in close collaboration with RAI Regional and Technical Units as well as the IRC Awards Management Unit. The Post-Award, Program Officer, is the primary focal point for post-award grant administration duties for select RAI field offices in the United States. This includes reviewing budgets and expenses, overseeing reporting, providing training and technical support, subaward management and advising field staff on grant compliance.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary liaison to select RAI field offices on all post-award business and quality control issues
  • Support field offices in reviewing, editing and submitting reports to public and private donors in coordination with the Finance Department, Technical Units, and Award Management Unit
  • Regularly review award budget versus actuals
  • Assist offices with award modifications, including budget and scope modifications, extensions, and amendments
  • Develop tools to help streamline RAI post-award processes and improve HQ support to field offices
  • Host grant opening meetings with project staff and carry out periodic check-in meetings
  • Liaise with IRC Awards Management Unit, Human Resources and Finance departments to support grant management activities
  • Provide grant management support to the Program Quality & Innovation team
  • Support offices with the development of subaward agreements, include project scopes of work and budgets and process subawards in accordance with IRC and donor policies
  • Manage a portfolio of selected in-kind national grants through donor correspondence, reporting, and liaising with RAI offices
  • Maintain the Resource Development intranet site
  • Occasionally support RAI business development efforts, including proposal review and editing
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of progressive grants-related experience, preferred
  • Prior grants management and/or proposal development experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of subaward and contract management, preferred
  • Familiarity with US Government grant regulations, preferred (e.g., 2 CFR 200)

Education: Bachelorโ€™s Degree required, Masterโ€™s degree a plus

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Superior writing skills
  • Experience reviewing proposals and programmatic budgets
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders in order to move projects forward
  • Excellent communication skills and professional approach
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and to solve problems with appropriate input from relevant stakeholders
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects and timelines and adapt to shifting priorities

Working Environment*:*

  • Standard office working environment
  • Some domestic travel as needed (three trips per year)
  • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

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